- A used Merkur Futur razor. I like the weight of this very much! I have to sterilize this tomorrow and try it later this week.
- Three cakes of HoneyBee soap: Lime, Bay Rum, and Sandalwood. I have been using creams for a while but I am anxious to try these highly regarded soaps. I notice that many contributors to B&B think quite highly of Sue's products.
- A 5.3 oz. tub of Taylor's Eton College shaving cream. The last time I used this stuff is when I lived in London in the early 1990s. I used to pick it up at the Taylor's shop in Jermyn St. I am anxious to use this and let the scent bring back the memories.
- A Burt's Bees shaving mug. I thought this was sort of funky when I bid on it on eBay. When it arrived today my wife claimed it looked like a death mask. Now I can't help but think it is a bit creepy: I'll be mixing lather in Burt's skull!
Duh Its almost impossible to find anything useful in my lost city in southern France, therefore I order everything online. Except today I found by accident a very small shop with the full Crabtree & Evelyn range of products. The woman took advantage of my youthful enthusiasm and managed to sell me my very first beauty product. I feel so metrosex.
In my relentless pursuit of a brushless cream or gel for use when travelling, I bought a can of Fahrenheit shaving gel.
I was also lucky to find a retailer of Plisson shaving soaps and creams. The soap, Matin ambré, is very citrusy, while the cream has marine notes reminiscent of Kenzo pour homme. I noticed both the cream and the soap were made in England. How ironic. Plisson was Napoléons brand of choice.
-Nivea Men roll-on deodorant (thanks me)
-Geo F. Trumper Coconut Oil shaving cream in a tub (thanks Gordon)
-Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood shaving cream in a tub (thanks Iwan)
-Palmolive Classic shaving cream (thanks me)
-Some Gillette blue, Schick DE and Feather blades (thanks Gordon)
Three nice Gillettes I found for a good deal.
I cleaned 'em up and disinfected them, and while the pic is kinda lousy, the razors turned out great!
from L-R: Y-2 super speed ('53); J-2 slim handle adjustable ('64) and R-2 longer handle adjustable ('71)
I got a package in the mail today from one of our Canadian members ( thanks Suzuki ) in which he included Some J.M Fraser cream some Pella blades, and some very generous samples of T&H and Baxter products. I am always blown away by the generosity of the members of the B&B.